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Tuesday: Retail Sales, NY Fed Mfg, Homebuilder Survey


From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Officially Highest Since NovemberAs of today, it’s official. The average lender is quoting top tier 30yr fixed scenarios at the highest rates since November 7th. [30 year fixed 7.24%]
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• At 8:30 AM ET, Retail sales for July is scheduled to be released.  The consensus is for 0.4% increase in retail sales.

• Also at 8:30 AM, The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for August. The consensus is for a reading of -0.7, down from 1.1.

• At 10:00 AM, The August NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of 56, unchanged from 56. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.

Part 2: Current State of the Housing Market; Overview for mid-August

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